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Houston Methodist Advancement into Professional Practice (MAPP)

Houston Methodist Hospital is please to offer baccalaureate nursing students the opportunity to enhance their learning and understand of their chose profession through an internship in our Houston Methodist Advancement into Professional Practice (MAPP) program.

Whether you choose the year-round MAPP SPN program offered for Houston area students or the summer MAPP SPN program specifically for students outside the Houston and Galveston region, you will experience hands-on training while working side by side with registered nurses in direct patient care.

Work Environment

MAPP is a paid position with students assigned to work in a nursing department within Houston Methodist.

The assimilation into the health care setting will prove invaluable to students as they begin their nursing careers. Individuals who successfully complete the MAPP program will be better prepared to meet the demands and challenges facing tomorrow's nurses.


MAPP students are required to work 24 hours a month for the year-round program and up to 40 hours a week for the summer externship. For participating in the program, student nurses can expect:

  • A competitive salary with shift differentials
  • Paid orientation
  • Housing assistance - for summer program only
  • Unlimited voluntary participation in Houston Methodist Hospital educational opportunities (unpaid)
  • Discount tickets to local and regional special events

Upon completion of the MAPP program, student nurses in their last semester of nursing school will have the opportunity to be among the first candidates to interview for a full-time, paid position as a Houston Methodist graduate nurse resident.

As a part of the Houston Methodist nursing team, MAPP students will also have access to the rich educational opportunities at Houston Methodist Hospital including:

  • Online programs
  • Nursing grand rounds
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Professional development
  • Extended clinical opportunities such as working with nurse practitioners, clinical educators and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Rotation of up to three units of interest

Eligibility Requirements

Applications for the MAPP year-round internship are accepted in the fall (between September 15-October 15) for August/December graduates of the following year and in the summer (May 15-30) for May graduates of the following year. Applications for the MAPP summer internship are accepted each spring with a January deadline. Space is limited to the top qualified candidates and is directed toward outstanding individuals who have a passion for administering quality health care. Specific requirements must be met for consideration into the program:

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How to Apply

Applications Must Include:

  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Preference summary sheet
  • Interest essay
  • Faculty recommendations from two of the candidate's clinical instructors
Year Around MAPP Program
Program Cohort Application Dates
Applications to the program are completed in the year preceding graduation
May graduates May 15 - 30
August graduates September 15 – October 15
December graduates September 15 – October 15

Summer MAPP Program
For December of the same year or May of the next year January 1 – 15

The completed application must be submitted prior to the deadline as publicized online to:

Houston Methodist Hospital
Center for Nursing Research, Education and Practice
7550 Greenbriar, JRB 3-200
Houston, TX 77030

Houston Methodist Hospital looks forward to helping you map out your career path. No matter which direction your journey leads you, we are committed to partnering with you every step of the way.

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